Welcome back to another posting, this time yesterday I was a tired but healthy PCV. Today that is all different, I am a very tired cold having, cough hating PCV. GRRRR. So I might have to make the large update to this site at another time, probably this weekend when I am in UB again for training/ social/ catching up with some close friends. Sadly, I've have no one to blame but myself for the sickness, just over working and not sleeping enough, not too mention the naughty cigarettes, which never helps when it is -20 and you are not sleeping well. So, oops here it is again but I am drinking gallons of water and hoping for the best!
Anyway, so maybe you would be interested to learn a bit more about my oh so strange and wonderful life in the depths of Ovorkhangai province. Most weeks I am at school by 9 or 10 and my job title is to help assist in the development of the English department here as well as provide English lessons to the 12 or so English teachers at the secondary school. Sometimes it works, and well, sometimes things don't. Such is life as a volunteer, and when you are trying to get things accomplished then it's never fun when none of your teachers feel like A.) showing up B.) paying attention C. talking on their mobiles...well, they had an exam from the ministry of education a couple days ago and hopefully the results will scare them a little more into working a bit more. It's alright, as a close friend of mine says, "I ain't mad", I just wish I could be a bit more productive at times. Nevertheless, things are good, my school is pretty fun to work in and I have a laugh with the other PCVs. But. I am sick. And that is somewhat detrimental to my good humor right now, so I think I will try and get some work done and then go drink veggie soup into it seeps from my pores.
Just to let you have an idea of what else I am doing, I am teaching a free class at the government English centre today, and writing an exam for the 11th grade students on Friday. This is called the "English Olympics", where a select group of students take a test and receive a certificate. Its good for them and it makes the English teachers happy. So that okay, however, I was told told about it until two days ago and won't be able to see how the fruits of my labour test these students. Oh well, margash....so I must depart, but will update this weekend. I've got about 6 other things to finish before I leave but don't worry, you;ll here all about them soon :-0